Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in February
1/20/2015, 10:42 p.m.
Keep your heart running smoothly with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment. The nominal fee for the screening will include measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and
answer questions. A 12-hour fast is required. Individuals who call (815) 300-7076 during the month of February to schedule an appointment at the Silver Cross Health Center 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen or Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox will receive a heart-healthy smoothie in a keepsake cup from Café 1900 at Silver Cross Hospital, an I Matter card, which can be used for valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses; and will be entered in a raffle to win a NutriBullet. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted at time of appointment. Insurance will not be billed.
Blood Pressure Screening
Silver Cross offers free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health
Center 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.
Calcium Artery Scoring
Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and the Silver Cross Health Center-Homer Glen offers a quick and painless test using a high speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55 who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. This scan is available for a fee. Call (815) 300-7076 for an appointment.
Incontinence Risk Assessment
Bladder control issues are not a normal part of aging and they are not something women should have to live with. Take control of your pelvic health by completing a Sliver Cross Hospital's short quiz at www.silvercross.org to find out if it is time you reached out for help.
Dr. Anthony Rinella spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Cross Health Center 12701 West 143rd St., Homer Glen. To register, call (877) 694-7722. The screenings are free and available for children and adults.
Sleep Disorders Assessment
Having trouble sleeping? Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center now offers a free online risk assessment at www.silvercross.org Stroke Risk Assessment
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Find out if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring by taking the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute's free stroke risk assessment at